Third Grade

Welcome to Third Grade Academics!

Thank you for visiting the Third Grade Academics Webpage.  We welcome you to also visit each teacher’s individual site as well to see what is happening within each third grade classroom.

Reading and Writing

Your child will learn to:

  • Acquire and use new vocabulary in relevant contexts
  • Read third grade materials accurately, fluently, and with expression
  • Predict actions, ask questions, describe character traits and identify the cause and effect of events to show understanding of fiction and non-fiction literature
  • Identify the main idea and details in non-fiction reading
  • Find specific information by using title, table of contents, headings, key words, glossary, captions, etc.
  • Extend and improve use of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing
  • Use the effective writing traits:
    • focus ideas that hold the reader’s attention
    • clear organization
    • a “voice” or tone that matches the style of the writing
    • carefully selected words
    • use of both simple and complex sentences that flow naturally
    • correct capitalization, spelling, punctuation, grammar and paragraphing
  • Use writing for various purposes – to communicate, express feelings, share information, research, directions, etc.

Mathematics and Science

Your child will learn to:

  • Identify, read, write and place in order numbers through six digits using multiple representations
  • Identify place values through 6 digits
  • Use fractions to the 10th (halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, eighths, and tenths)
  • Count money values through $100.00
  • Determine elapsed time across months, hours, and half-hours
  • Learn multiplication and division facts through 10’s
  • Solve word problems and draw conclusions based on logic/reasoning and justify answer
  • Solve problems using estimated and actual measurement, graphs and charts
  • Solve algebraic equation with a missing variable (9 + __= 18 or 18 – 9 = __)
  • Name and describe geometric shapes
  • Predict and compare the results of experiments based on observations
  • Plan and conduct simple investigations
  • Explore plant growth and development
  • Describe the impact of environment or natural hazards/events on humans
  • Identify living and non-living parts of an ecosystem and describe how these are impacted by the environment
  • Utilize measurement skills accurately
  • Explore geology (layers of the earth, types of rock, formation of fossils)

Social Studies

Your student will explore U.S. History from the Civil War through early 20th century immigration.  Development of civilizations and cultures focuses on ancient Greece and Rome.

Technology, Art, Music and PE

Your child will learn to:

  • Understand the value of art and music throughout history
  • Identify the meaning or ideas communicated through art and music
  • Learn vocabulary and skills needed to create and perform
  • Develop motor skills
  • Establish habits for a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Foster positive communication and interaction with peers
  • Use technology safely and effectively for research, learning, communication and exploration